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Best teams in state history? wrote on May 24, 2017 at 9:22 pm:
Laugh out loud.

Let me educate these young bucks who apparently don't know there was any great teams before 2010...

Chapel Hill High School's record against NC teams was 72-2 between the four season span of 2006-2009 during which time they also played in four straight state championship games (winning two). Yes you read that right, 72-2 and FOUR STRAIGHT SC GAMES. Now pick your jaw up off the floor and keep reading this. CHHS was a 4A big boy back then and won the 4A state championship back to back in 2007 and 2008. And those two losses were both in state championship games in 2006 and 2009, which means they were two wins away from winning four straight state championships. If you look back on laxpower, Chapel Hill during that time span scheduled extremely hard schedules, always playing the best teams in the state and beating up on them all. They even played a tough out of state schedule and beat a few good teams from elsewhere (and we all know elsewhere is a whole different level...).

If we're talking best teams in NC history, there is no way you could not put the 2007, and 2008 CHHS teams at least in the top 3, and in my opinion the two best teams at least since 2006 (I won't comment on previous years since I myself am a youngish buck ;)...).

Those two squads in 2007 and 2008 had 11 future division 1 players, many more lower division players, and 3 future Carolina Hounds players who are currently with the Hounds in John Haus (Maryland), Will Haus (Duke), and David Manning (Loyola). John Haus is also a current Hounds captain.

I love the conversation about greatest teams in NC history and of course MC did great this year. But after seeing them play and remembering the old CHHS teams, there is not one single doubt in my mind that either the 2007 or 2008 CHHS would beat MC if they played now. CHHS literally had entire lines, yes LINES, of future division one players, and was completely dominant in all facets of the game, not to mention had the big game experience to handle the situation.
carolina lax wrote on May 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm:
The conversation about best team is always fun, but also a dead end.

Many weren't around to see some of the previous teams that were excellent over the years. Gibbons have had several great groups as did East Chapel and Chapel Hill. Catholic has had some stellar teams, the Providence championship team was really good. Apex has had teams that could play with anyone when factoring in depth, athleticism, and coaching. Then can even go back to some of the great Riverside and DA teams. This Middle Creek team now gets added to that mix/conversation and deservedly. Certainly a fun conversation with no right answer.
RE: Old Terp & private school lax wrote on May 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm:
Maybe with all these blowouts you should recruit Gibbons to actually play against private teams. Create better competition within the private schools.

I am not related to the MC program at all but MC would prevail by 8+. Their offense could have been the best offense we have seen in a while. They took down every opponent easily. Would have loved for them to have the resources to play gibbons schedule and see how that turned out. Unfortunately the SWAC played 16 conference games this year limiting any out of conference scheduling.
Best teams in state history? wrote on May 24, 2017 at 2:43 am:
I think this could be an interesting debate topic. I'm from Raleigh so I will try to keep it as balanced as I can (and as realistic as I can remember) but I've watched lacrosse in the state for the last 7 years, and I don't think I've seen a team more complete than Middle Creek's this year. I would actually put them on par with Gibbons' last 2 teams, but I am giving them an edge due to a) the beat down they put on everybody (closest game was a 4 point win vs apex, a rival) and b) I think they were very under appreciated in the regular season.

1) Middle Creek 2017
2)Cardinal Gibbons 2016/2015
3) Charlotte Catholic 2008 (never saw them play, going off of hearsay on this one
4)Lake Norman 2012
5) Apex 2013
6) Myers Park 2010
7) Northwest Guilford 2011
Impressed wrote on May 24, 2017 at 1:48 am:
A big congratulations to Middle Creek. What a phenomenal team. The closest game they had all season was a four goal win over Apex (2nd in SWAC), which they played the day after playing Green Hope (3rd in SWAC). They definitely are a talented group of kids who were well coached.
Old Terp from Asheville wrote on May 24, 2017 at 1:27 am:
Have to agree with Private School Lax. Christ School ended their season strong, breezing through the NCISAA playoffs. In fact Christ School defeated their last three opponents by an average score of 18.6 to 5. Their early season losses were to out of state power house teams and were either in overtime or by a single goal. Nice to see that a North Carolina team will be represented in the inaugural Geico National Tournament on Memorial Day in DC. The Greenies with 7 college commits deserve some serious credit.
wrote on May 23, 2017 at 10:27 pm:
Looking at the box score of games last weekend I see that Weddington put up 19 goals in quarters 2 and 3 of the state championship game. Wow, that must've been something to watch.
John Dodd from Charlotte wrote on May 23, 2017 at 9:57 am:
Wingate University Head Coach Tim Boyle (who took his team to NCAA playoffs in his first year) with former Wingate and Marvin Ridge coach John Dodd invite boys in grades 6-12 to the Bulldog Lacrosse Camp. We have a great instructional camp with a fun but competitive atmosphere. Visit www.LacrosseCamps.org for details and to register.
NCLaxFan wrote on May 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm:
Congratulations to the SWAC All Conference Teams:

FIRST TEAM
A-Owen Caputo, Middle Creek
A-Aiden Callahan, Green Hope
A-Jared Medwar, Middle Creek
A-Bobby Padden, Athens Drive
M-Jake Caputo, Middle Creek
M-Preston Lalicker, Apex
M-Charlie Doetzer, Middle Creek
FO-Graham Schwartz, Middle Creek
D-Alex Baker, Apex
D-Caleb Ferguson, Holly Springs
D-Alex Lucius, Holly Springs
D-Tommy Farlow, Holly Springs
G-Conor Ryan, Green Hope

SECOND TEAM
A-Christian Cechini, Apex
A-Jack Larkin, Green Hope
A-Matt Calleri, Holly Springs
M-Justin Freeman, Apex
M-Nate Garland, Holly Springs
M-Cam Sechler, Panther Creek
FO-Chris Silver, Athens Drive
D-Carter Lux, Green Hope
D-Keith Phillips, Middle Creek
D-Will Flynt, Friendship
D-AJ King, Middle Creek
G-Patrick Sasser, Apex
Ultimate Lax Bro wrote on May 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm:
I was about to watch the 4A State Championship, shout out to both teams for making and Lake Norman for putting up a good fight. But you can't win State Championships without a good FOGO. Middle Creek was able to possess the ball and exhaust LNs defense then capitalize. It was basically like make it take. Standouts we're Jared Medwar, Jake Caputo, and MC FOGO (also games mvp). On the other hand I would be surprised if these teams played again next year.
private school lax wrote on May 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm:
All i can say is throw Christ School into the best of state discussion. They did lose to Cardinal Gibbons, literally on last second shot, but playing much better now. They beat Charlotte Country Day 18-2 in state final.
rallax wrote on May 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm:
If you didn't see MC play this year you missed out. They were pretty good.
wrote on May 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm:
I have had an opportunity to watch both play Middle Creek would beat Weddington by 6+. Middle Creek is just more of a complete team and has and offense that is scary.
CLT from Charlotte wrote on May 22, 2017 at 3:17 am:
Didn't get to see Middle Creek play this year, but congratulations to them on the 4A title. And congratulations to Weddington on the 1A,2A,3A Championship. Would be cool to have seen them play each other. How about a game between the two champions to see who the best team in the state is?
Bowen Collins from HILLSBOROUGH wrote on May 20, 2017 at 8:11 pm:
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Red Rocket wrote on May 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm:
Wazz Ah! 3A and 4A State championships tonight and tomorrow I'm excited to see how the Middle Creek & Lake Norman game goes. Also pumped to see Weddington take on Cedar Ridge maybe an upset tonight. Best of luck to all the teams participating.
Post Season Accolades? wrote on May 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm:
Is there a website that lists all of the kids that have made All State & All American teams? I know some teams have already have notified their players.
Mr. Lax wrote on May 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm:
Not a great season for me this year, hopefully I can get these final three picks right!!

Iโ€™ve been wrong about Middle Creek all year, they were without a doubt the best team in the Eastern region and they proved that Tuesday night. Lake Norman is a very good team who has done a great job flying under the radar all season. My prediction is Middle Creek beats Lake Norman by 3+ goals.

In terms of the 3A game, I have nothing else to say other than I think Weddington beats Cedar Ridge by 10+

Private School game: Christ School wins its first state title by 3+ goals
TriangleLax wrote on May 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm:
Joe,

Thanks for the kind words. It's been an awesome adventure and we are enjoying ramping up coverage for Triangle-area teams. We have some plans moving forward. We will stay focused in the triangle for now. Our next move will most likely be to try and cover more of the girl's side of the game, maybe get another couple writers on board to cover more games.

We will also be trying to expand our archives to include more data to fans.

Thanks to you and everyone that has followed us this season.
Tiny Lax from clt wrote on May 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm:
Hi Fellas! I wanted to say congrats to all the seniors that got the invite to be in the Great 38 Game. I am looking forward to see James Brugger (Coker) and Ryan Werner (Duke) and Ryan Caplis (Stevens Tech) all of Lake Norman go head to head. They are all great friends with their playing days dating back to U-9 lax. Congrats to the rest of the Seniors and best of luck for the remaining teams!
NCLaxFan wrote on May 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm:
Great 38 All Star Game is on Sunday at Lenoir-Rhyne Univ. Here are the rosters:

WHITE TEAM
A-Michael Meley, N.Guilford
A-Jack Fletcher, Providence Day
FO-Noah Flasch, Parkwood
D-James Brugger, Lake Norman
M-Dalton Phillips, Cannon
A-Parker Mosack, Providence Day
M-Alex Helms, Weddington
G-Conor Ryan, Green Hope
A-Ian Baker, Charlotte Catholic
M-Justin Freeman, Apex
D-Wesley Bates, Ardrey Kell
D-Liam Huddy, Lake Norman Charter
FO-Trevor Kirsch, Cardinal Gibbons
A-Hunter Fasanaro, Weddington
M-Jack Widman, Cedar Ridge
A-Louis Frankeny, Hoggard
A-Ryan Werner, Lake Norman
M-Carter Watkins, Ardrey Kell
G-Zac Venos, Cannon
D-Jack Frasier, Charlotte Christian
D-Alex Stock, Cardinal Gibbons
M-Cullum Crowley, Hoggard
D-Jonah Roberts, Christ School
D-Cole Bullard, Cedar Ridge
M-Riley Smith, Christ School

BLACK TEAM
A-Jared Medwar, Middle Creek
M-Thomas Farlow, Holly Springs
FO-Peter Chase, Ardrey Kell
M-Charlie Doetzer, Middle Creek
G-Bill Osteen, Page
A-Lex Voelker, Andrey Kell
D-Noah Strassner, Charlotte Catholic
A-Joey Cinque, Christ School
A-Gunner Philipp, Hoggard,
M-Reed Baker, Providence Day
A-Sean Tobin, Cedar Ridge
M-Seth Byrd, NW Guilford
M-Ryan Caplis, Lake Norman
M-William Domville, Cardinal Gibbons
A-Bobby Padden, Athens Drive
A-Robert Iorio, Christ School
D-Maddux Mehal, Ardrey Kell
D-Jack Albright, Grimsley
FO-Thomas Walton, Leesville Rd
D-Spenser Clapp, Greensboro Day
M-Cooper McKaskel, Wakefield
G-Patrick Sasser, Apex
D-Caleb Ferguson, Holly Springs
D-Sean Nelson, Cardinal Gibbons
A-Austin Abourjilie, NW Guilford
Triangle Area Faceoff Lessons wrote on May 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm:
My name is Peyton Smith I am currently a faceoff specialist for Marist College, a Division 1 lacrosse program located in New York. I will be in the Triangle area all summer and would love to teach kids of any age the technique and skills of taking a faceoff. I have worked and continue to work with multiple collegiate faceoff men like myself, as well as professional faceoff men in the MLL. I will go over all the basics of taking a faceoff as well as more advanced moves I use in college. If you have a son that is interested in learning more about the lacrosse faceoff, feel free to email me at any time. Thanks, Peyton Smith

Peyton.Smith1@marist.edu
Joe wrote on May 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm:
Just wanted to give a big shoutout to the guys over @trianglelax for the work they've done covering the sport in the RDU area this past year. They've done a spot on, accurate job with their rankings this season and have used their knowledge of the area's lacrosse to provide the average fan with a go-to site. Really hoping they continue to provide awesome coverage and analysis next season and can expand to more areas. With Maxpreps not being as widely used as other hs sports in the state and lax power being more of a statistical power ranking site, I think this sort of website is game changing and could hopefully lead to an increase of participation and level of play as more schools continue to add the sport.
Private School Update wrote on May 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm:
On the private side, Christ School beats Cannon School (14-8). Charlotte Country Day beats Providence Day (10-7). Saturday final in Asheville ... should be a good one!
Private School Playoffs wrote on May 17, 2017 at 12:04 pm:
Why do they have two conferences with so little teams? How did they divide them up? Its not done by size so is it done by talent or choice? The private schools use to be dominate now they have 3 maybe 4 good teams. What happened?